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The Avengers: The superhero lowdown

The Avengers: The superhero lowdown

With The Avengers coming out on 27th April, we thought we'd give you a quick refresher course on each of the superheros who will attempt to save the world in the film. When Loki, the Norse god of mischief who was previously seen disappearing into a wormhole in Thor, decides it would be a good idea if he became...

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Films to look forward to in 2012

Films to look forward to in 2012

With Shame and War Horse coming out in the UK this Friday, 2012 is getting off to a great start film-wise. Here at TheFilmReview, we are very exited about the year ahead and have put together a list of some of the films, both big and small, that we are looking forward...

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The Lowdown: The Thing prequel

The Lowdown: The Thing prequel

You certainly won't find this alien hiding amongst your soft toys or taking you on a flying bicycle ride. This creature, with its slimy tentacles and sharp rows of teeth, is a parasitic organism which lives and grows inside the human body, then takes over your cells and forces its way out from under your skin. So...

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The Lowdown: Scorsese on cinema

The Lowdown: Scorsese on cinema

Scorsese. Nothing short of a cinematic legend. Earlier this week we were given the privilege of going to hear him speak about silent film, and his tribute to it, Hugo. "For me, movies were a refuge", says Martin Scorsese, sat in front of myself and other journalists at the Dorchester in London, flanked by cast...

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The Lowdown: Michael Fassbender

The Lowdown: Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender is hot stuff at the moment, so we've got the lowdown on all things 'bender including his biggest films, upcoming appearances and some fun facts. Facts His father is from Germany and his mother is from Northern Ireland. He was born in Heidelberg, Germany but grew up in Killarney, a...

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The Lowdown on Rachel Weisz’s Best Films

The Lowdown on Rachel Weisz’s Best Films

From taking down the undead in The Mummy to cracking cases in Inspector Morse, Rachel Weisz has had an exciting career as an actress. The Cambridge University graduate, began acting in 1992, and got her first break-through role in 1996, playing Dr Lily Sinclair in Chain Reaction. Since then, she has gone on to...

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The Lowdown: Terence Davies – The Deep Blue Sea and previous films

The Lowdown: Terence Davies – The Deep Blue Sea and previous films

Ahead of The Deep Blue Sea coming out on Friday, November 25th, we thought we'd take a closer look at this film, its director Terence Davies and some of his previous films. Terence Davies is a British director whose work is best known for evoking a certain type of dusky atmosphere and dealing with issues...

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The Twilight: The Lowdown

The Twilight: The Lowdown

As the fourth instalment of the Twilight Saga premières in LA and London this week, we are giving you the ultimate lowdown on all the things you need to know about Twilight. Darkness and saucy scenes As we all know, the Twilight films are based on the vampire fantasy novels by Stephenie Meyer. If...

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The lowdown on Brad Pitt’s best films

The lowdown on Brad Pitt’s best films

From playing brave warrior Achilles, in Troy, to Rusty Ryan, a smooth criminal in Ocean's 11, Brad Pitt has played some unforgettable characters. But now it seems his Hollywood hey-day is over and he would rather concentrate on fatherhood.   This week, Brad Pitt formally announced he sees...

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The Lowdown: The Rum Diary

The Lowdown: The Rum Diary

If you've ever seen Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, you'll know that the infamous grandfather of gonzo journalism, Hunter S. Thompson, was entertaining. He also happens to be into auto-fiction. Auto-fiction's an interesting loophole when it comes to writing a novel. You take the best bits of your life,...

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